Counseling Services

Passion for Living Counseling Services

Counseling clients with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and more.

Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. EMDR is an evidenced-based practice which helps clients with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and more. EMDR helps a person create positive change in their life and the client is in control of how quickly the change occurs.

In addition, we utilize CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based treatments. Check out this YouTube on EMDR to help understand how effective treatment can be for you.

Treatment Focus Areas

PTSD Maze

Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.

I have been a certified clinical trauma professional since 2015 and one of my deepest passions is helping clients work through their trauma. Many people do not realize how much past trauma can effect their everyday life. We can not change what happened to us, but we can change how it effects us.

Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Forty million adult Americans (18%) suffer some form of anxiety disorder. Yet only 40% of those who have anxiety will seek treatment. More than 50% of Americans with anxiety have a depressive disorder, as well. Sixteen million (7%) adult Americans are diagnosed with a single depressive disorder each year.

Anxiety and depression are very treatable disorders. Most people with these disorders can live a normal life, without medication. All they need is to learn new coping skills and learn how to have healthy ways of thinking,

Anxiety

Dissociate Disorders

Dissociative disorders are characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory. People from all age groups and racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds can experience a dissociative disorder.


Up to 
75% of people experience at least one depersonalization/derealization episode in their lives, with only 2% meeting the full criteria for chronic episodes. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with a dissociative disorder. 


The symptoms of a dissociative disorder usually first develop as a response to a traumatic event, such as abuse or military combat, to keep those memories under control. Stressful situations can worsen symptoms and cause problems with functioning in everyday activities. However, the symptoms a person experiences will depend on the type of dissociative disorder that a person has.

Treatment for dissociative disorders often involves psychotherapy and medication. Though finding an effective treatment plan can be difficult, many people are able to live healthy and productive lives.

Dissociative disorders usually develop as a way of dealing with trauma. Dissociative disorders most often form in children exposed to long-term physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Natural disasters and combat can also cause dissociative disorders.

Dissociative disorders are managed through various therapies including:

  • Psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which we offer at PLCS

Because dissociative disorders appear on the trauma spectrum, many patients may have conditions associated with trauma, as well as additional trauma-based conditions.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. This means that people who experience BPD feel emotions intensely and for extended periods of time, and it is harder for them to return to a stable baseline after an emotionally triggering event.

This difficulty can lead to impulsivity, poor self-image, stormy relationships and intense emotional responses to stressors. Struggling with self-regulation can also result in dangerous behaviors such as self-harm (e.g. cutting).

It’s estimated that 1.4% of the adult U.S. population experiences BPD. Nearly 75% of people diagnosed with BPD are women. Recent research suggests that men may be equally affected by BPD, but are commonly misdiagnosed with PTSD or depression. 

 

An effective treatment plan should include your preferences while also addressing any other co-existing conditions you may have. Examples of treatment options include psychotherapy; medications; and group, peer and family support. The overarching goal of treatment is for a person with BPD to increasingly self-direct their own treatment plan as they learn what works and what doesn’t. 

Psychotherapy—such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy—is the first line of choice for BPD. Learning ways to cope with emotional dysregulation in a therapeutic setting is often the key to long-term improvement for those experiencing BPD.

Additional Topics Treated

Bi-polar disorder

Substance use disorders

Grief/Loss

Couples issues

Family issues

Other personality disorders & Stress related topics

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Insurance Information

Lorre is credentialed with Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Beacon Health Options, Magellen,
HFN, Military One Source, Health Alliance , Health Link, and more.
Briana is credentialed with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield PPO plans and Aetna

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